Is the Grass Always Greener?‏

March 16, 2011 at 8:55 am | Posted in Around Boston, Office Humor | 6 Comments
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A note to our dear reader(s): it might be best to cue up some sappy, grandiose background music before reading any further… might I suggest “My Heart Will Go On” by our French Canadian friend, Celine Dion? Or maybe a little Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” action? Trust me – the cheesier, the better. Here goes…

Is change going to do me good? Could variety be the spice of my life? Am I mad as a hatter or is there a method to my madness? And is there another idiomatic question I should be asking myself? I’m about to find out. After six years as a happy resident of MoCo Village, I’m venturing into the wider world and will soon begin a new job at a super cool, delightfully nerdy, cutting-edge software company. Woah!

I hope this image from proves true!

In preparation, I’m doing my darndest to “get” the new technology that will encompass my professional life. I’m trying to read about the history and intellectual property caveats of topics like open source software, and my goal is to be able to make geeky jokes that even the most pocket-protectored developer would be proud of.

It’s exciting and invigorating and scary and nerve-wracking. And it is just one of many changes Andrew and I are forcing ourselves into this year – marriage, moving this summer (no exact destination yet), Andrew’s new job (he started last week after five years at his last gig), etc. And if you’ve met us, you know how much we love shaking up our lives!

(If you haven’t met us, I will just spell it out for you: we don’t dig change. At all. I mean, it took us four years to shack up, six years to get hitched, and we will have to discuss the merits of getting a dog for about two years before we pull the trigger on that little adventure. Stability is our jam.)

But here I go, taking the plunge. Next week is my “swan song” at MoCo, and the week after I will begin my new adventure. Time to “get all my ducks in a row” and do this job FTW!



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  1. Congrats! Being one of those open-source jerks, I’m curious to hear where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. As for jokes, just watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn and you’ll fit in just fine.

    • Thanks, Hadji – that’s a GREAT tip! I’ll add that to my list of “important background information.”
      As for the “where I’m going” inquiry, I dropped a few hints in the blog 😉 And the “what I’ll be doing” part? I’m sticking with my strong-suit: communications and public relations 😀

  2. Congratulations Sarah! Both on the new gig and one the courage to undertake change. I’m dead in the middle of making some big changes right now, and while they all sound good when they are 1-2 years off, I’m shaking in my boots now that they are about 6 months away. Sometimes I think you just have to close your eyes and rip off the bandaid.

    • Brooke: you inspired me with your FB postings about embracing change in 2011! It’s hard – really hard – to get out of our comfort zones, but it will be good for us. I think. I hope. Ack!
      Here goes nothing…

  3. Congrats on your new job. I love your description of how you two don’t handle change so well. At least you have each other to lean on. That’s how we have gotten through all the crazy things that have happened in our 7 years of marriage! Good luck, can’t wait to read all about it!

    • Thanks, Mary Ellen! Have you ever seen that pizza commercial where the guy is imagining the possibility of toppings (olive, mushrooms, etc.) and his wife says something like: yeah, you COULD get those, but you always order pepperoni. And the guy says “I fear change”? That’s us. We fear change. And we always order cheese pizza.

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